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Severe Weather Causes Early End To Laurel’s Friday Program

A severe lightning and thunderstorm passing through the Mid-Atlantic region forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel Laurel Park’s live Friday program following the seventh race. Laurel had two races remaining on Friday’s card, which had its usual 12:40 p.m. post time pushed back to 1:50 p.m. due to a high temperatures topping 90 degrees, […]

Ridin With Biden Easy Winner Of Deputed Testamony At Laurel, Divine Huntress Among Four To Take Undercard Stakes For MD-Breds

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Ridin With Biden, second to First Captain in last year’s Dwyer (G3), slowed things down early and came home running for an easy 6 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Deputed Testamony at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8-mile Deputed Testamony for 3-year-olds and up was the richest of five stakes […]

Five Stakes Worth $400,000 Carded For Saturday At Laurel Park

Live racing, Maryland crabs, gift card giveaways and a dunk tank to help raise money for disabled jockeys – there’s something for everyone on the final Saturday of July at Laurel Park. A program of 10 races is set for July 30 featuring five stakes worth $400,000 in purses, among them four $75,000 events restricted […]

Laurel Park Cancels Sunday Racing As Forecast Temperatures Soar

Due to excessive heat forecast for the Mid-Atlantic region, and with an abundance of caution for its horses, horsemen and fans, the Maryland Jockey Club will not host live racing Sunday, July 24. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s through the weekend with near-record highs approaching 98 degrees forecast for Sunday, according to the […]

Beren Upstages Favorite Wonderwherecraigis To Win De Francis Dash At Laurel

St. Omer’s Farm and Christopher Feifarek’s Beren, second in each of his last three races but never by more than a length, stepped up and ran the biggest race of his life to put away a pair of graded-stakes winners and go on to a 2 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Frank J. De Francis […]

Eons Elevated To Victory In Prince George’s County, Bellagamba Earns First U.S. Win In Big Dreyfus, Chub Wagon Takes Alma North At Laurel

Proud of his horse’s effort no matter what, trainer Arnaud Delacour was able to celebrate a victory when Mark B. Grier’s Eons was promoted to his second straight stakes win following the disqualification of first-place finisher English Tavern in in Saturday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County at Laurel Park. The third running of the Prince George’s […]

‘Old Boy Just Keeps Plugging Along’: Threes Over Deuces May Trump Favorites In De Francis Dash

While graded-stakes winners Special Reserve, Wondrwherecraigis and Pickin’ Time figure to garner plenty of attention in Saturday’s $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Maryland’s Laurel Park, Pocket 3’s Racing’s Threes Over Deuces will be flying under the radar – again. The 7-year-old Flat Out gelding is entered to make his 46th career start […]

Special Reserve Will Make Seasonal Debut In Saturday’s De Francis Dash

Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s claimer-turned-multiple graded-stakes winner Special Reserve, unraced since a troubled trip in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) last fall, will face seven rivals including Grade 3 winners Wondrwherecraigis and Pickin’ Time for his 6-year-old debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park. The 31st running […]

Owner/Trainer Amy Cortez Enjoying Success With Two-Horse Stable At Laurel

Her stable recently expanded to two horses, but even when it was just one, Amy Cortez wouldn’t have had it any other way. Cortez is the owner and trainer of Audacious Quality, the narrow 5-2 program favorite in Friday’s 1 1/8-mile optional claiming allowance feature for Maryland-bred/sired horses on the Exceller turf course as live […]

Sheldon Russell ‘Thrilled To Be Back Riding’ After Lengthy Recovery

Having secured his first win on the first day of his comeback, Sheldon Russell is going about getting back to business. The 34-year-old journeyman, an eight-time meet champion in Maryland, waited 296 days between rides – nearly 10 months – and isn’t about to rush things. When live racing returns to Laurel Park Friday, Russell […]